Citizen centred interactive radio pollingTrac FM's Mission is to facilitate data-driven advocacy campaigns to partners who want to get closer to the people they serve. The collected data amplify citizens' voices in decision-making processes.
The popularity Radio and Mobile.Data collected from our respondents indicate that radio and Mobile phones are the most easily accessible means of media.
A revolutionairy tool for talk-show hosts to collect the views of their audience
The Trac FM platform is a unique tool for Citizens to effectively join the debate and to hold their leaders accountable.
Crowdsourced data can tell powerful stories. Voices of our participants are not only registered, but we make sure they are heard.
TracFM's Interactive DashboardOur online software offers many options of making sense of the SMS responses received from the respondents.
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Trac FM has partnered with the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries to raise awareness of and sensitize farmers on how to detect and control the Fall Armyworm (FAW) among farmers in Central Uganda – with specific focus on Mubende, Mityana and Kiboga districts.
Trac FM and Environmental Alert are running an advocacy campaign to promote agroforestry activities in Uganda as part of our Common Matters Program. We are collecting the opinions of Ugandans on the topic of agroforestry through our interactive radio polling on 8 radio stations across the country.
ISER and Trac FM are running an advocacy campaign that is part of the Common Matters program. We will collect citizens’ voices on financial accountability of PPPs in Uganda through interactive radio polling on 9 radio stations.
For its upcoming program, Trac FM invited representatives from the 9 partnering radio stations for a 2-day workshop at Sir Jose Hotel in Ggaba.
'Set the Agenda' is an initiative by Trac FM to set up a nation wide campaign where the citizens of Uganda can make their voices count before the 2016 presidential elections. In four weeks, we got more than 39.000 responses: have a look at the results.
We conducted polls in northern Uganda for the Wottazella project which seeks to enhance water asset management.
How do people's attitudes affect the development of piped water schemes? What do they think about the organizations that are supposed to help? The Water and Sanitation Development Facility-North, Mega FM, and Trac FM join forces to find out.
The Constitutional Court declared that the presence of representatives for the army, youth & workers in Parliament is unconstitutional.
During the State of the Nation address President Museveni made a comment that as President, he should be able to give out 'brown envelopes'. We asked the people what they thought.
Trac FM partners with HEPS Uganda to enable citizens and media to address health service delivery.
Trac FM is proud to be the winner of the Humanitarian Innovation Awards in South Africa —a competition managed by the UN office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
Since 2014, over 370.000 SMS messages have been sent between Somali radio listeners and the Trac FM platform. Over 80.000 unique individuals participated in interactive talk-shows by participating in interactive radio polls hosted on 12 partner stations throughout Somalia.
Multiple Journalism believes journalism of the digital age is not a threat to the independence and quality of professional journalism, but a liberation from corporate control. Trac FM is proud to have been selected as one of the case studies for the Multiple Journalism initiative.
Trac FM is proud to include the Gulu based radio station as one of its partners. Afa-ei Nicky, the program manager of Mega FM, is very involved in the formulation of the poll questions run on the station, focusing on issues relevant to the immediate community.
Kibaale Kagadi Community Radio (KKCR) on 91.7FM is based in Kibaale region. Using the Trac FM software, they run their first polls on August 25th 2014.
Trac FM is proud to announce its newest partnership with Fort Portal’s Toro Development Network office (ToroDev), in conjunction with the Rwenzori Journalist Forum. This was held at a maiden press conference at their offices on the 26th of June 2014 in Fort Portal.
The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) recently published a paper on the use and implementation of technologies used to promote citizen participation, Transparency and accountability.
During the very first session of the Plug & Play Day at the ICT4Ag Conference, Wouter Dijkstra, the Founder and Director of TRAC FM will be presenting how this innovative software platform is used by media and non-profit organizations to amplify the voices of citizens, track reports and collect opinions.
TRAC FM teams up with Farm Radio International and HarvestPlus to raise awareness about the importance of consuming Orange-fleshed sweet potatoes (OFSPs) among Ugandans, by putting the power of interactive radio drama to work.
The Datajournalism Awards are given for outstanding work in the field of data journalism in any media worldwide. They reward outstanding examples of data driven investigations, data driven applications and storytelling with data visualisation, which cover matters relevant to society and aim to have results or an impact at a societal level. TRAC FM was nominated before and we will try to win this time.
TRAC FM is very thankful for the awarded grant of The Indigo Trust, a trust which mainly focuses on innovation, transparency and citizen empowerment.
PC Tech Magazine interviewed TRAC FM founder and director Wouter Dijkstra.
After a training session, community Radio Pacis launched its first TRAC FM polls.
TRAC FM is delighted to partner with the UDN, the Uganda Debt Network.
Twaweza means “we can make it happen” in Swahili. It is a ten year citizen-centered initiative, focusing on large-scale change in East Africa. Twaweza believes that lasting change requires bottom-up action. We seek to foster conditions and expand opportunities through which millions of people can get information and make change happen in their own communities directly and by holding government to account.